Clashes between Muslims and Copts in Egypt
Shafaq News/ the Egyptian security forces arrested eight citizens in Al-Minya Governorate and took control of the village of Al-Barsha after clashes between Muslims and Copts.
According to Al-Hurra channel, eyewitnesses stated that the situation worsen between Muslims and Christians in the village due to a Facebook post, which Muslims considered insulting to Prophet Muhammad.
“Muslims surrounded the village Church, and residents start hurling stones and Molotov cocktails on each other.” Al-Hurra stated.
The security forces deployed in the village and arrested eight persons. A source told a local newspaper.
Minya Governorate has one of the highest concentration of Coptic Christians in Egypt (approximately 50% of total population.